A stand in which to lock up drink decanters while keeping them visible.
Other Word Forms of Tantalus
Origin of Tantalus
From Latin Tantalus, from Ancient Greek Τανταλος (Tantalos, “Tantalus"), a Phrygian king in Greek mythology who was condemned to stand in a pool of water which receded every time he tried to drink, and with overhanging branches of fruit which pulled back whenever he tried to eat.
Latin from Greek Tantalos telə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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